DAFG, Wirtschaftliche Zusammenarbeit

Staatsfonds (SWFs) aus der MENA-Region und ihre Sicht auf Investitionsmöglichkeiten in Deutschland

Die arabischen Golfstaaten, wie z. B. Saudi-Arabien und die Vereinigten Arabischen Emirate, befinden sich in

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DAFG, Wirtschaftliche Zusammenarbeit

Saudischer Botschafter im Austausch mit führenden Unternehmen in Baden-Württemberg

Stuttgart, 06.02.2024

Auf Einladung und in Zusammenarbeit mit ihren engen und langjährigen Kooperationspartnern Unterne

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DAFG, Politik

Roundtable zu den deutsch-saudischen Beziehungen

Bei seinem kürzlichen Besuch in Riad unterstrich der Vizekanzler, Bundesminister Robert Habeck, die strategische

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DAFG

Die DAFG e. V. zieht um

Die DAFG e. V. zieht in die Wallstr. 61, 10179 Berlin um. Wir freuen uns, ab dem 3. Januar 2024 in den neuen

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Migrant Dreams. Egyptian Workers in the Gulf States

26 October 2020, 5:00 - 6:30 p.m.
Virtual Event

Book presentation by Samuli Schielke (ZMO).

What kind of dreams for a good or better life drives labor migrants? What does being a migrant worker do to one’s hopes and ambitions? How does the experience of migration to the Gulf, with its attendant economic and legal precarities, shape migrants’ particular dreams of a better life? What do those dreams—be they realistic and productive, or fantastic and unlikely—do to the social worlds of the people who pursue them, and to their families and communities back home upon their return?

Based on ten years of ethnographic fieldwork and conversations with Egyptian men from mostly low-income rural backgrounds who migrated as workers to the Gulf, returned home, and migrated again over a period of about a decade, this fine-grained study explores and engages with these questions and more, as the men reflect on their strivings and the dreams they hope to fulfill. Throughout the book, Samuli Schielke highlights the story of one man, Tawfiq, who is particularly gifted at analyzing his own situation and struggles, resulting in a richly nuanced account that will appeal not only to Middle East scholars, but to anyone interested in the lived lives of labor migrants and what their experiences ultimately mean to them.

Samuli Schielke has been working as a research fellow at Leibniz-Zentrum Moderner Orient (ZMO) since 2009. From 2008 to 2014 he worked together with the artist and curator Daniela Swarowsky on the documentary films “Messages from Paradise” #1 and #2 that questions the dream of a better life away from home. Since this year, Schielke works on the research project “The Search for a Normal Life”, funded by the Fritz Thyssen foundation. This project addresses a key paradox of globalisation: the possibility of a stable, normal life at home relies on destabilising processes of growth, expansion, and mobility. Central to his research are the trajectories of men from rural regions in northern Egypt, that stretch along translocal migration networks in Egypt to Western Europe and the Gulf states.

This event is part of the ZMO-lecture series: Book presentation series 2020

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DAFG, Berlin

Die Kunst des Überlebens - Poesie und Politk in der arabischsprachigen Welt

29. Februar 2024, 19:00 Uhr
Katholische Akademie in Berlin, Hannoversche Str. 5, 10115 Berlin

Wer

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DAFG, Berlin

MENA: Mapping EU‘s Near Shore

6. März 2024, 18:00 Uhr
DAFG e. V., Wallstr. 61, 10179 Berlin

Gemeinsam mit der Bertelsmann Stiftung

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